Election 2014

4:21pm

Tue April 8, 2014
Politics

White House Learns Complications Of Pay Equity Debate

Originally published on Wed April 9, 2014 3:24 am

Lilly Ledbetter speaks at the White House on Tuesday, during an event marking Equal Pay Day. President Obama announced new executive actions to strengthen enforcement of equal pay laws for women.
Susan Walsh AP

Money and politics don't always make for polite conversation, but President Obama tried to tackle both at the White House on Tuesday.

Obama signed a pair of executive orders aimed at encouraging conversation about men's and women's pay scales. It's a talk that Democrats hope will yield political gains this year.

It also raised questions, though, about how the administration pays its own people.

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2:38pm

Tue April 8, 2014
Politics

The Politics Of Equal Pay: It's More Than A Women's Issue

Originally published on Tue April 8, 2014 2:18 pm

A crowd lines up in Atlanta for a recent women's forum on pay equity and other issues featuring Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California.
David Tulis AP

The pay equity issue, which President Obama and Democrats are making a central theme of the 2014 midterm election campaign, is often framed as a women's issue. But Democrats are expecting it will also have crossover appeal to men.

For many men, it's a matter of self-interest: Two-income families are part of a long-term trend, as many families find two paychecks essential to cover the bills in an era of rising prices and stagnant, if not falling, wages.

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8:20am

Tue March 25, 2014

Gardner's Personhood Shift: Open-minded Or Political Expediency?

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In another shake-up just as dramatic as his entrance into the Senate race, Rep. Cory Gardner in an interview with The Denver Post changed his position on 'personhood' measures. AP Reporter Nick Riccardi says this change reflects the "clout of Colorado's female voters."
Source: Ap
Gardner, once a stronger proponent of "personhood" measures, says he's changed his mind and accepts the argument of critics that such measures not only ban abortion but prohibit some forms of contraception.

5:29am

Mon March 17, 2014
It's All Politics

Google Glass: Coming Soon To A Campaign Trail Near You

Originally published on Mon March 17, 2014 9:59 am

Campaign workers and other political operatives are trying to find ways to use Google Glass on the campaign trail.
Frederic J. Brown AFP/Getty Images

Google Glass is looking to be the next must-have digital device. The small computer you wear like eyeglasses allows you to surf the Web, email, text, take photos, shoot and stream live video and more — hands-free.

For now Google Glass is in very limited release, but even so, political professionals are eagerly exploring how it could become a powerful campaign tool.

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7:35am

Tue March 4, 2014

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